Ezekiel Elliott

Running Back

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $6,339,653
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.16%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,252,137
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 4.59%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.30
  • Total Contract Value: $90,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $15,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/159 at RB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $28,052,137
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 225
  • College: Ohio State
  • Accrued Seasons: 3
  • Entry: 2016 Draft, Round 1, #4 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2019
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Ezekiel Elliott signed a six year, $90 million contract extension with the Cowboys on September 4, 2019. Elliott received $50 million in guarantees, $28 million of which is fully guaranteed at signing. Per Todd Archer Elliott will receive a $7.5 million signing bonus and $13 million option bonus. His 2019 and 2020 salaries are fully guarantees. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2020 league year his 2021 salary becomes guaranteed and if on the roster on the 5th day of the 2021 league year his 2022 salary will be fully guaranteed.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201924$752,137$5,587,516$752,137$6,339,6533.4%
2020 📝
March 22: 2021 salary becomes fully guaranteed
25$6,800,000$4,100,000$6,800,000$10,900,0005.5%
2021 📝
March 17: 2022 salary becomes fully guaranteed
26$9,600,000$4,100,000$0$13,700,000--
202227$12,400,000$4,100,000$0$16,500,000--
202328$10,900,000$4,100,000$0$15,000,000--
202429$10,000,000$2,600,000$0$12,600,000--
202530$15,400,000$0$0$15,400,000--
202631$16,600,000$0$0$16,600,000--
Total$82,452,137$24,587,516$7,552,137$107,039,653
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Career Earnings: $28,044,008
Career APY: $9,348,003
Potential Earnings: $123,496,145
Total Guarantees: $53,008,475
Largest Cash Payment: $19,800,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Hit: $16,600,000 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedRenegotiated20164$24,956,338$6,239,085$24,956,338$20,544,00882.3%$6,848,003
CowboysExtensionActive20196$90,000,000$15,000,000$28,052,137$7,500,0008.3%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys3$28,044,008$9,348,003$16,456,4920.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Cowboys$450,000$4,087,516$450,000$4,537,5162.9%$16,800,064
2017Cowboys$1,584,379$4,087,516$1,584,379$5,112,7023.1%$1,025,186
2018Cowboys$2,718,758$4,087,516$2,718,758$6,806,2743.8%$2,718,758
2019Cowboys$752,137$5,587,516$752,137$6,339,6533.4%$8,252,137
2020Cowboys$6,800,000$4,100,000$6,800,000$10,900,0005.5%$19,800,000
2021Cowboys$9,600,000$4,100,000$0$13,700,000--$9,600,000
2022Cowboys$12,400,000$4,100,000$0$16,500,000--$12,400,000
2023Cowboys$10,900,000$4,100,000$0$15,000,000--$10,900,000
2024Cowboys$10,000,000$2,600,000$0$12,600,000--$10,000,000
2025Cowboys$15,400,000$0$0$15,400,000--$15,400,000
2026Cowboys$16,600,000$0$0$16,600,000--$16,600,000
Total$87,205,274$36,850,064$12,305,274$123,496,145$123,496,145

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
OffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20161567.3%1.4%32216315.1153236311.3151
20171055.3%0.5%2158804.172323110.0211
20181582.8%1.2%30414344.76775677.4361
2019154.4%3.8%13534.1111010.0000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average